Report: Cabrera withdraws from World Baseball Classic

Report: Cabrera withdraws from World Baseball Classic
February 2, 2013, 6:00 pm
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Melky Cabrera was batting .346 in 2012 for the Giants when he was suspended 50 games for PED use. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Melky Cabrera was included on the provisional roster for the Dominican Republic when it was announced last month, but he has apparently had a change of heart about participating in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. According to Dionisio Soldevila, a Spanish language reporter for the Associated Press and ESPN Deportes, Cabrera has withdrawn his name from the tournament.

It’s certainly interesting timing, as earlier this week the Miami New Times identified Cabrera as one of the players who allegedly purchased performance-enhancing drugs from the Biogensis clinic in Miami.


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